Department of Numbers

Boston-Cambridge-Quincy Massachusetts Household Income

The Census ACS 1-year survey reports that the median household income for the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy Massachusetts metro area was $82,380 in 2016, the latest figures available. Boston median household income is $7,083 higher than the median Massachusetts household income and $24,763 greater than the US median household income. 2017 metro income data (including Boston median household income) will be released in September of 2018. Median family and per capita income for Boston-Cambridge-Quincy are shown below.

Show dollars as: Nominal Real

Real Median Household Income for Boston Massachusetts

2016 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $57,617 +2.01% +7.02%
Massachusetts $75,297 +5.28% +9.45%
Boston $82,380 +3.24% +9.66%

Trends in Boston, MA Real Median Household Income since 2005

At $82,380, the median household income for Boston was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2016.

Real Median Household Income: Boston, Massachusetts, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Household Income for Boston

Date US Massachusetts Boston
2016 $57,617 $75,297 $82,380
2015 $56,480 $71,520 $79,796
2014 $54,398 $70,115 $76,712
2013 $53,838 $68,798 $75,123
2012 $53,701 $68,303 $74,992
2011 $53,879 $67,062 $74,099
2010 $55,093 $68,331 $74,879
2009 $56,180 $71,684 $77,560
2008 $58,000 $72,907 $79,551
2007 $58,736 $72,193 $78,880
2006 $57,677 $71,381 $76,358
2005 $56,832 $70,280 $76,282

Boston Family Income

The ACS 1-year data shows the median family income for Boston was $102,757 in 2016. Compared to the median Massachusetts family income, Boston median family income is $7,550 higher. As with the median household income data, 2017 family income data for Boston will be released in September of 2018.

Show dollars as: Nominal Real

Real Median Family Income for Boston Massachusetts

2016 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $71,062 +2.81% +7.71%
Massachusetts $95,207 +3.79% +10.24%
Boston $102,757 +1.59% +8.95%

Trends in Boston, MA Real Median Family Income since 2005

At $102,757, the median family income for Boston was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2016.

Real Median Family Income: Boston, Massachusetts, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Family Income for Boston

Date US Massachusetts Boston
2016 $71,062 $95,207 $102,757
2015 $69,122 $91,734 $101,149
2014 $66,820 $89,166 $97,864
2013 $65,977 $86,361 $94,320
2012 $65,363 $86,741 $94,828
2011 $65,564 $85,803 $92,710
2010 $66,721 $86,584 $94,480
2009 $68,329 $90,647 $99,398
2008 $70,638 $90,930 $99,673
2007 $70,813 $90,867 $98,357
2006 $69,670 $88,642 $95,516
2005 $68,618 $88,065 $93,532

Boston Per Capita Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows the per capita income for Boston was $43,044 in 2016. Compared to the median Massachusetts per capita income, Boston median per capita income is $3,273 higher. As with the median household and median family income numbers above, 2017 per capita income data for Boston will be released in September of 2018.

Show dollars as: Nominal Real

Real Per Capita Income for Boston Massachusetts

2016 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $31,128 +2.54% +7.19%
Massachusetts $39,771 +3.00% +7.58%
Boston $43,044 +2.84% +6.95%

Trends in Boston, MA Real Per Capita Income since 2005

At $43,044, the per capita income for Boston was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2016.

Real Per Capita Income: Boston, Massachusetts, National

Historical Real Per Capita Income for Boston

Date US Massachusetts Boston
2016 $31,128 $39,771 $43,044
2015 $30,358 $38,612 $41,856
2014 $29,288 $37,803 $41,154
2013 $29,041 $36,970 $40,248
2012 $28,558 $36,490 $39,577
2011 $28,494 $36,317 $39,338
2010 $28,687 $36,551 $39,629
2009 $29,542 $37,404 $40,466
2008 $30,755 $38,406 $41,473
2007 $30,894 $37,994 $40,932
2006 $30,078 $36,529 $39,240
2005 $30,768 $38,108 $41,034